By Scott Crumbly
SEC Digital Network
AUBURN, Ala. – Auburn welcomed Western Carolina to Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday afternoon and the Tigers made quick work of the Catamounts in a 62-3 blowout. Auburn (5-1) hung 42 points on the board in the first half to create a large cushion and cruise to the finish line from that point on.
The Tigers had no problems generating points and yards on the day, racking up over 700 yards of total offense in the runaway win. Auburn was unstoppable on the ground, churning out an eye-popping 511 rushing yards while holding the Catamounts (1-6) to just 66 yards on the ground on defense.
Jeremy Johnson was efficient for Auburn at the quarterback position, completing 81 percent of his throws on the game for 9.6 yards per attempt and four touchdown passes. He managed to spread the ball around to the Tigers’ offensive weapons, throwing each touchdown to a different receiver.
Cameron Artis-Payne and Tre Mason each went over 100 yards for Auburn on the ground, and Mason found the end zone twice.
Passing – Jeremy Johnson, 17-for-21, 201 yards, 4 TD
Rushing – Cameron Artis-Payne, 7 car, 133 yards, TD
Receiving – Ricardo Louis, 3 rec, 53 yards, TD
Passing – Eddie Sullivan, 3-for-11, 73 yards
Rushing – Garrett Brown, 3 car, 17 yards
Receiving – Karnorris Benson, 3 rec, 63 yards
• Saturday marked Auburn’s 100th observance of homecoming. Auburn is now 74-8-4 all-time in 87 homecoming football games.
• This was the third meeting between the two teams, and Auburn is now 3-0 in the series. The Tigers won 55-6 in 1986 and 56-0 in 2002.
• The Tigers are 61-1-1 all-time against teams currently in the Southern Conference.